“[Sharpe] has a proven record of enhancing agency relationships, driving profitability, and implementing retention strategies in order to build market share.” – Ernest Weeks, Senior Vice President, Underwriting and Sales
NEW BERLIN, N.Y. June 20, 2019
Lori Sharpe has been named Vice President, Sales and Distribution of Preferred Mutual Insurance Company (“Preferred Mutual”). Sharpe will be responsible for managing and driving sales, with a key focus on profitability, retention, and agency management strategies.
Sharpe’s insurance career spans more than 25 years, with expertise in deepening agency relationships to drive premium growth, profitability and revenues for independent agents. Most recently, Sharpe was the Assistant Vice President & Regional Manager, Business Development at a national property and casualty insurer where she oversaw sales and distribution for a five-state region. She also served as the Director and State Manager of Business Development, where she led key business development initiatives into new territories as well as the expansion of current agency territories.
Preferred Mutual’s Senior Vice President of Underwriting, Sales and Distribution, Ernest Weeks, said, “Lori’s sales acumen and independent agency knowledge make her ideally suited for this role. She has a proven record of enhancing agency relationships, driving profitability, and implementing retention strategies in order to build market share. She will be a great addition to our team and help us drive results.”
Sharpe has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers University and has earned her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.
About Preferred Mutual
Preferred Mutual Insurance Company provides property and casualty insurance coverage to more than 232,000 individual and business customers through a network of more than 500 independent agents throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In business since 1896, Preferred Mutual is rated “A” by A.M. Best Company and is headquartered in New Berlin, New York. Learn more at http://www.preferredmutual.com.
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